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BROADCAST NEWS OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2013

Canal Plus stumps up US$484m for Top 14 rights ( 15th January 2014) French pay-TV network Canal Plus has struck a surprise five-year extension with the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) for exclusive rights to France’s Top 14 rugby competition. … Continue reading

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BROADCAST NEWS OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2013

Infront and Serie A seal mammoth extension (11th December 2013) Representatives from the Infront Sports & Media agency and the Italian Serie A soccer league have finally reached an agreement on a new media rights partnership, according to reports in … Continue reading

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UFC: THE FRANCHISE WITH A BIG PUNCH

The rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), featuring multi-martial arts contestants, has been nothing short of phenomenal. What was once – just eight years ago – a defunct ‘cage-fighting’ franchise that was worth a few million dollars is now … Continue reading

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PETER MOORE, COO, ELECTRONIC ARTS: LEADERS IN DIGITAL SPORT 2013 SESSION REVIEW

Gaming is now mass-market. It’s bigger than films; far bigger and more engaging than music. People have grown up with computer games; the average player is older and gaming is no longer a phase they go through. And the audience … Continue reading

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BRYTA SCHULZ (VINDICIA): KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE GOALPOSTS

By Bryta Schulz, Senior Vice President Marketing, Vindicia Inc. By ensuring that you have an eye on your billing & payment platform, you are also adding a valuable tool to assist your business in gaining and keeping customers. The least … Continue reading

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ENGAGING THE CITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN COSTELLO OF PORTLAND TIMBERS

Monetising digital and social media remains a big focus in sport, and indeed whether targeting short-term financial gains from social platforms is the right way to treat a growing and, currently, largely unprofiled audience. Mike Sinnerton spoke with the Portland … Continue reading

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NOT BUILT IN A DAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH SHERGUL ARSHAD OF AS ROMA

Foreign ownership in the UK has attracted almost as many headlines as Gareth Bale’s recent transfer saga before his move to Real Madrid. For Roma though an American takeover was an even bigger deal, as they became the first top … Continue reading

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BROADCAST NEWS OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2013

Fox in billion-dollar swoop for US Open rights (08 August 2013) The new agreement, which runs until 2026, will see US coverage of the US Open golf tournament, won this year by England’s Justin Rose, switch to Fox from NBC … Continue reading

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BROADCAST NEWS OF THE MONTH – JULY 2013

BBC and BT Sport get hands on the FA Cup (17 July 2013) The BBC and BT Sport have secured the UK television rights to the FA Cup from the 2014/15 English soccer season. The publicly funded broadcaster and pay-TV … Continue reading

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MARK LICHTENHEIN (EUROPEAN TOUR): ONGOING CHALLENGES

Mark Lichtenhein, the head of television, digital media and technology at the PGA European Tour, is a sports executive at the heart of the debate. At the start of June, Lichtenhein became chairman of the Sports Rights Owners Coalition – … Continue reading

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